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Image of the Day: Plastic Feast

By | October 30, 2017

New research suggests that plastic might just “taste good” to hard corals.

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image: Image of the Day: Solar Butterfly

Image of the Day: Solar Butterfly

By | October 27, 2017

The wings of black butterflies are inspiring the design of new solar-cell technology.

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image: Image of the Day: Fear Center

Image of the Day: Fear Center

By | October 26, 2017

A set of neurons in the brain’s central amygdala plays a key role in forming memories of aversive experiences, scientists find in mice.  

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image: Image of the Day: CRISPR on a Mouse Canvas

Image of the Day: CRISPR on a Mouse Canvas

By | October 25, 2017

Scientists are using CRISPR-Cas9 technology to tag and explore specific sets of neurons in mice, in one of the first steps towards building a comprehensive atlas of brain circuitry. 

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image: Image of the Day: Goo for Growing Organoids

Image of the Day: Goo for Growing Organoids

By | October 24, 2017

Scientists engineered a synthetic, nutrient-rich gel that feeds growing organoids as they mature from human pluripotent stem cells into 3-D bowels.

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image: Image of the Day: Fetal Fruit Bat, Unveiled

Image of the Day: Fetal Fruit Bat, Unveiled

By | October 23, 2017

A dissection microscope reveals the delicate inner structures of a third-trimester fetal fruit bat (Megachiroptera).

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image: Image of the Day: Sun Burn

Image of the Day: Sun Burn

By | October 20, 2017

When certain melanocyte stem cells are exposed to UV rays, a molecular cascade can trigger melanoma, scientists find in mice.

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image: Image of the Day: Fangaroo

Image of the Day: Fangaroo

By | October 19, 2017

Fanged kangaroos in Australia were thought to have gone extinct 15 million years ago, but new evidence suggests they were around for at least 5 million more years.

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image: Image of the Day: Microbes on Fake Mars

Image of the Day: Microbes on Fake Mars

By | October 18, 2017

By simulating the structure and composition of Mars’s rocky materials, scientists observe how the metal-eating, extreme environment–inhabiting microbe Metallosphaera sedula could alter extraterrestrial environments.

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image: Image of the Day: Bay Nettle Jelly 

Image of the Day: Bay Nettle Jelly 

By | October 17, 2017

From their smaller size and fewer tentacles, nettle jellyfish inhabiting the Chesapeake Bay are noticeably different from their ocean-dwelling counterparts, prompting scientists to classify the two as different species.

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